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Press Release


August 1, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is about new energy – and the young professionals making a difference will be honored this year in the first annual Up-and-Comers Awards. Sponsored by The Anderson Schools of Management Foundation, the Up-and-Comers Awards have been designed to recognize 30 individuals from across the State who are demonstrating excellence in their professional lives and community service.

“We see what a difference younger professionals are making in the landscape of the State,” said Bob Murphy, President of Albuquerque-based Sandia Properties and Chair of The Anderson Schools Foundation Board. “New ideas, new business and industry are coming to New Mexico because there are exceptional people here, and we wanted to create an awards program and event that would recognize them.”

Individuals may be nominated who are under 45 and who are making a mark in New Mexico through their work and service to the community. Categories for recognition will include: Architecture and Planning, Economic Development, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Fine and Performing Arts, Government, International Business, Journalism/Media, Law, Manufacturing, Medicine, Nonprofit Management, Retail, Science and Technology, Small Business, Sports and Entertainment, and Travel and Tourism.

The selected individuals will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, November 14 at the Radisson Hotel in Albuquerque. In addition, honorees will be asked to be guest lecturers in UNM classes on Wednesday, November 15, to share their experiences with the emerging leaders at the University. The program is being sponsored with generous underwriting gifts from Arthur Andersen and Wells Fargo Bank; The New Mexico Business Weekly is the even'ts media sponsor.

To receive a nomination form or application packet, please contact The Development Office at The Anderson Schools of Management at 505-277-6264, or by e-mailing your request to


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.